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problem peacefully. i would be very happy to talk to anybody including my next-door neighbors. thank you. >> are there any additional speakers in support of the project sponsor. seeing none, project requestor. >> thank you, commissioner, madam president. clearly, there are very respectable people in the room. they seem to patronize and enjoy the restaurant as well. the restaurant doesn't cater to parties that go on late at night well past closing time. they do generate a high number of drunks and they do make the neighborhood un safe.
natalia and i live immediately next door. we are terribly inconvenienced and feel threatened by the people that often stand outside. they have stood in the way of natalia. they stand in my way as i approached the home. i am not as easily intimidated as natalia is. none of this is a fabrication. there are police reports i corroborate this. i would also welcome the opportunity to talk to the owners of the restaurant. i would like to do it in front of some authority like you.
they first moved in. i made an effort to work with sergei. he was parked in front of my driveway. he dumped his garbage in my garbage cans. i asked him not to. he continued to do so even more. his delivery trucks, at random times. they frequently blocked our driveway. i asked him not to allow that to happen. thank you. >> project sponsor, you have two minutes. >> as you have heard from representatives throughout the city, this is a respectable establishment. the most recent ratings of the restaurant was 100. really, i feel for the
applicants. this is not the appropriateness avenue for some of the allegations. all of them have been addressed by different departments. bistro gambrinus has been cleared of all of the allegations. these are very difficult economic times for us all. for small businesses. they are doing a phenomenal job. i support you all to support the permit application and 90 d.r. application -- deny the d.r. application. >> thank you. the public hearing is closed. vice-president miguel: i wish i knew who the building owner or realtor was that are rigidly
least the place to the current proprietor's. if they had done their job in an ethical manner, they would have let them know what was necessary to do to open this type of business there. we have no control over that. perhaps with the change in restaurant definitions, which we heard earlier today, some of this will go away. i have been to the restaurant, i have been there, and i have enjoyed a beer there. this is a situation where if it were german, i would call it a beer stool. if it was english, i would call
a pub. they are places you go to eat and enjoy beer. theuy must have 75 beers on their menu, one of the larger selections in san francisco. we are getting more and more places that cater to european beers, the beer's you can get on the west coast of the united states. they have a very extensive menu. at the time i was in there, there were young couples, there were groups of obvious students. the days i was there, the establishment did not exist. there were very few places to eat at that time. i am really surprised that so
many people come from all over the city. i have no idea where they parked. i was lucky and found a parking space within two blocks. it is a very clean, interesting, small restaurant. it is not that big. under 50 people. there are tv's. there are tv's in hotel bars now. that does not make it a sports bar. you are not going to watch a comedy show or a mystery show because without sound, it is not going to make sense. you watch sports because that is what you can follow on the tv's. as far as people spilling out into the streets, it has got a
door. it is not as if the entire front is open to the street. people are going to go outside and smoke. they do wso in every establishment in san francisco. there is no law against it. until there is, it is legal. it is just that simple. i see no problem in taking d.r. and approving the project with conditions because it's operating in exactly the manner that the code requires. if there are police problems, that is up to the police department to solve and not up to us. i am not seeing anyone bringing
in any actions from the police department. i am going to move to take d.r. and approve with conditions. that it can operate as it is currently. >> second. >> i would like to clarify one thing. the restaurant's current hours of operations are 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. monday through wednesday. they are not open on sundays. do you still go to a 11:00 p.m. on sundays? i would like to clarify our new web site, you can say that we can also accommodate large parties of up to 200 people at the banquet hall.
that is a different place. are you planning to extend the hours? do you know? >> commissioners, the motion on the floor is to approve the project with established conditions as drafted by staff. on that motion. commissioner antonini: aye. commissioner fong: aye. commissioner moore: aye. vice-president miguel: aye. president olague: aye. >> thank you, commissioners. that motion passes unanimously. president olague: is there any general public comment on items not on the agenda? seeing none, the general public comment is closed and the meeting is adjourned.